HAROLD C. HABEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH M. MILLER, M.D.; JOHN C. HENTHORNE, M.D.
Tumors which have their origin at the apices of the lung, or in the lower portion of the neck just above the clavicle, have aroused considerable interest in the past 13 years. A number of papers recently have appeared, including reports of cases that have been similar to those in the original group reported by Pancoast in 1924.
The tumors, Pancoast reported, occurred at the apices of the lungs and produced a characteristic group of clinical symptoms. Pancoast considered this type of tumor to be a distinct clinical entity and gave it the name, "superior sulcus tumor." In 1932 he
HABEIN HC, MILLER JM, HENTHORNE JC. TUMORS OF THE PULMONARY APICES AND ADJACENT REGIONS INVOLVING THE BRACHIAL PLEXUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1806–1817. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-10-1806
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(10):1806-1817.
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